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Ravenloft. A bleak mistscape of isolated domains, each the prison of a powerful evil.

The Ravenloft Gazetteer follows the mysterious "S" as she travels the mistways and explores the Domains of Dread, providing new villains, locations and stories to alarm and distress even the hardiest of characters. 

SITHICUS is a domain of dread ruled by illusion and enchantment. Intoxicating roses bloom in the darkness and the black moon Nuitari watches from above, visible only to those with evil in their hearts.

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  • From the wreckage of Nedragaard Keep, the death knight Lord Soth wallows in his memories, allowing his lands to decay.
  • Sithican Elves wallow in their Reveries, going round and round in ever tightening circles as they fight for the will to stay alive.
  • Vampiric kender flit through the night, looking to borrow a kidney or two (they'll put it right back, they swear).
  • Memories of what could have been conflict with what is, and as the two become one we are left to wonder whether it would be easier to fade away entirely

This 69 page document revives and completes the domain of Sithicus with towns, encounters and monsters themed around the Death Knight Lord Soth, and his unwillingness to face the truth of his own past.

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History. SITHICUS is a domain of dread first appearing in Knight of the Black Rose (1991). Lord Soth originated in the Dragonlance campaign setting prior to this, and was moved to Ravenloft as one of D&D's best loved villains. The module When Black Roses Bloom (1995) covered Sithicus in more detail, and the contents of Ravenloft Gazetteer: Sithicus are based loosely on this module over other sources. Later, controversy with the authors of Dragonlance over Soth caused D&D to drop Soth from Ravenloft and return him to Krynn in the events of the novel Spectre of the Black Rose (1999), after which he was summarily killed off by Dragonlance. Nevertheless, Sithicus was for a decade a part of the Ravenloft canon, and the Gazetteer has chosen to return him to pride of place on his throne, so that a new generation of gamers can experience his particular brand of brooding evil. 

Author Bio. Oliver Clegg and Catherine Evans are bestselling authors on the Dungeon Master's Guild responsible for a host of disreputable titles both in collaboration and apart, including Bearthazar's House of Familiars, Grandmother Crookbesom's Book of Hags, Gothic Earth Midwinter Ghost Stories and more. 


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I have followed baby Soth's commands and await further instructions!
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